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Measurement strategies for the Nuclear Emergency Response System, National Poisons Control Centre

Meetstrategieen voor het Nationaal Plan Kernongevallenbestrijding, Steunpunt NVIC

Synopsis

The measurement strategy applicable to Public Health in case of a Nuclear Emergency affecting the Netherlands is presented. In the framework of the Emergency Response System the National Poisons Control Centre has an advisory obligation towards the Minister of Health. This role comprises: advise to relevant ministries, coordination of the measurement strategies and advise on treatment of patients and follow-up. In the present report available dosimetric methods and measurements to be achieved in case of a large scale nuclear emergency in the Netherlands are discussed. An ideal plan of handling is presented. Intervention levels defined in the NPK 1991 law serve as guidelines for successive actions to be performed by regional health services.
 

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